Police forces around the country have been getting free military hardware for use against citizens in their towns. One local sheriff gleefully explains why he thinks he needs mine resistant vehicles for police work.
“For me it’s all about officer safety,” Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says. “It’s getting the officers to these SWAT call-out safely, and getting them home safely.”
“I think us having (the MRAP) in that barn is much better than the federal government leaving it rusting on a cement slab somewhere in Texas or Virginia or wherever these may be sitting,” Sheriff Cox said.